New DIN (German Institute for Standardisation) ISO certifications for Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH
Schonach. Wiha has been successfully able to prove itself with two further certifications in addition to DIN ISO 9001. The Black Forest manufacturer of premium hand tools for the professional user has been awarded the certifications DIN ISO 14001 and 50001 and is very excited about these two further quality standards. They value the company very positively, amongst other things, in relation to environmental policy and the environmental management system, and certify its quality and continuous process optimisation in terms of resource consumption and energy policy. In November, Wiha has been crowned with the MX Award 2014 for “Best SME” in Germany.
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001 takes into account, inter alia, the corporate environmental policy, environmental objectives and the programmes for their implementation. Its primary objective is to promote environmental protection and the prevention of environmental pollution in line with economic, social and political needs. For example, the continuous improvement of environmental performance is measured alongside the consistent compliance with environmental laws. And for Wiha itself these high environmental standards provide considerable advantages. Incalculable risks, such as in the disposal of waste, can thus be avoided; resources, for example energy and water, are protected and compliance with the timely implementation of required environmental protection measures accompanies fulfilment of customer requirements in terms of environmentally responsible actions. On the other hand, the contents of a quality standard test ISO 50001 cover the necessary transparency of all energy flows within the company, the systematic improvement of energy use, consumption and efficiency. A continuous process optimisation, as well as the pursuit or achievement of a reduction in CO2 emissions are further criteria both relevant and assessed for the award.
Alongside the long-standing, continued DIN ISO 9001 certification, these are two new quality management standards for Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH. They set out the constant ability to continuously improve business processes. Numerous awards, most recently the "iF product design award 2014" or the "Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best" for top design quality and groundbreaking design for one of their latest product innovations, prove Wiha's years of innovative strength in terms of product design, quality and inventiveness. With the two new certifications, the long-established company is strengthening its image of an environmentally aware company, which also creates strength from the disciplined use of resources and the environment, and draws a positive balance - not only in terms of the energy balance!